Oksana's group
Left to right, top:   Ryan, Oksana, Jasper, Cameron, Carter, Reid, Jonathan Left to right, bottom:   Nicole, Ross, Greg

Oksana Ostroverkhova (PI)

Office: Weniger 413
(541) 737 1679
Address: Department of Physics
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-6507
Fax: (541) 737 1683
Lab: Weniger 101, 103, 100a
(541) 737 1691, 737 1677

Nicole Quist

(graduate student)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
quistn@onid.orst.edu
Nicole is working on single molecule spectroscopy and numerical simulations of charge carrier dynamics.

Greg Giesbers

(graduate student)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
giesberg@oregonstate.edu
Greg is working on fungi-derived pigments for electronics.

Jonathan Van Schenck

(graduate student)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
vanschej@oregonstate.edu
Jonathan is working on optical microcavities.

Carter Webber

(graduate student)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
webberca@oregonstate.edu
Carter is working on fungi-derived pigments for photonics.

Winston Goldthwaite

(graduate student)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
goldthww@oregonstate.edu
Winston is working on polaritonics-controlled chemical reactions.

Richard Puro

(undergraduate)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
puror@oregonstate.edu
Richard is working on exciton polaritons in cavities.

Alumni

Ryan Tollefsen

(undergraduate: to PhD studies at UC Berkeley)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
tollefsr@oregonstate.edu
Ryan graduated with B. S. (Honors) in Physics and Mathematics in 2020.

Jasper Spafford

(undergraduate)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
spafforr@oregonstate.edu
Jasper graduated with B. S. in Physics in 2020.

Cameron Wiesner

(undergraduate)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
wiesnerc@oregonstate.edu
Cameron graduated with B. S. in Physics in 2020.

Reid Center

(undergraduate)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
centerr@oregonstate.edu
Reid graduated with B. S. in Physics in 2020.

Ross Dewberry

(undergraduate)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
dewberrr@oregonstate.edu
Ross graduated with B. S. in Physics in 2020.

David Haas

(undergraduate student)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
haasda@oregonstate.edu
David graduated with B. S. thesis on polaritons in ADT films in 2019.

Mark Li

(undergraduate student, to PhD studies at Arizona State)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
limar@onid.oregonstate.edu
Mark worked on reversible photodegradation of materials and graduated with a B.S. in Chem. Eng. in 2019.

Alex Quinn

(undergraduate student, to PhD studies at the U of O)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
quinnal@onid.oregonstate.edu
Alex graduated with B.S. in Physics with thesis on properties of xylindein in 2018.

Novela Auparay

(graduate student, to: Microsoft, Inc.)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
auparayn@oregonstate.edu
Novela graduated with M.S. in 2018 with a project on molecular-packing dependent photophysics of novel materials.

Robert Harrison

(graduate student)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
harrisor@onid.orst.edu
Robert graduated with M.S. in 2017 with a project on photophysics of novel sustainable fungi-derived materials.

Rebecca Grollman

(graduate; to: Insight Data Science Fellowship)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
grollmar@onid.orst.edu
Rebecca graduated with a Ph. D. in 2017; thesis: "Photophysics of organic semiconductors at nanoscales".

Graham Founds

(undergraduate; to: PhD studies at OSU)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
foundsg@onid.oregonstate.edu
Graham graduated with B. Sc. in 2017; thesis: "A Study of Charging Behaviors in Organic Semiconductors using Optical Trapping"


Rick Wallace

(undergraduate)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
wallacri@onid.oregonstate.edu
Rick graduated with B. Sc. in 2017; thesis: "Optical Manipulation and Time-Evolved Charge Measurement of Microparticles Coated in Organic Semiconductor"

Jeremy Rath

(undergraduate; to: PhD studies at Northwestern University)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
rathj@onid.orst.edu
Jeremy graduated with a B. Sc. (2015) in Physics and Mathematics; thesis: "Organic Semiconductors: Incorporating Xylindein into (Opto)Electronic Devices"

Dr. Keshab Paudel

(postdoc; to: Micron, Inc., Boise, ID)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
paudelk@science.oregonstate.edu
Keshab worked on photophysics, photoconductivity, and single-molecule fluorescence imaging of novel organic semiconductors.

Supported by NSF


Brian Johnson

(graduate student, to: Data Science Dojo, Seattle, WA)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
johnbria@onid.orst.edu
Brian graduated with a Ph. D. in 2015, thesis: "Electronic and Optical Properties of Organic Semiconductors: Experiment and Simulation"

Supported by NSF (DMR-0748671).


Alex Robertson

(undergraduate; to: USDA)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
roberale@onid.orst.edu
Alex worked on single-molecule imaging and graduated with a B. Sc. in Nuclear Engineering in 2015.

Supported by NSF.


Jacob Busche

(undergraduate; to: grad studies at U of Washington)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
buschej@onid.orst.edu
Jake graduated with B. Sc. in Physics (Honors); thesis: "Optical Tweezers-Based Probe of Charge Transfer in Organic Semiconductors at Microscopic Scales"

Dr. K. R. Rajesh

(postdoc; to: Asst. Prof. at Sree Krishna College, India)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
rajthinfilms@yahoo.co.in
Rajesh was an Indo-US scholar in our group (2014) (organic solar cells)

Mattson Thieme

(undergraduate; to: graduate studies at the U of Oregon)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
thiemem@onid.orst.edu
Mattson graduated with a B. Sc. (2013) (imaging organic semiconductor films at low temperatures)

Kati Bilty

(graduate; to: Radiant Zemax in Redmond, WA)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
biltyk@onid.orst.edu
Kati graduated with a M.Sc.(2013) (project: "Single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy of organic semiconductor molecules".

Supported by NSF.


Afina Neunzert

(undergraduate; to: Ph.D. studies at the U of Michigan Ann Arbor)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
aneunzert@gmail.com
Afina graduated with a B.Sc.(2013) (senior thesis: "Exploration of charge-transfer exciton formation in organic semiconductors through transient photoconductivity measurements".

Supported by NSF CAREER.


Kyle Peters

(undergraduate; to: Ph.D. studies at Case Western Reserve University)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
petersky@onid.orst.edu
Kyle graduated with a B.Sc. (2013) (senior thesis: "Optical Tweezer Trapping of Colloidal Polystyrene and Silica Microspheres").

Whitney Shepherd

(graduate student, to: Intel, Inc.)
Whitney graduated with Ph.D. (2012)
“Optoelectronic Properties of Organic Semiconductors: From Bulk to Single Molecule.”

Supported by NSF CAREER


Mark Kendrick

(graduate student; to: Intel, Inc.)
Mark graduated with Ph.D. (2012)
“Light-matter Interactions: From the Photophysics of Organic Semiconductors to High Spatial Resolution Optical Tweezer-controlled Nanoprobes.”

Supported by ONAMI/ONR and NSF CAREER.(DMR-0748671).


Garrett Banton

(undergraduate; to: Sulzer Pumps, Inc.)
development of software for image analysis

Supported by ONAMI/ONR and NSF CAREER.


Andrew Platt

(graduate student; to: NREL)
Weniger 101, 103
(541) 737 1691 / 1677
plattan@onid.orst.edu
Andrew worked on photophysical properties of organic semiconductors.

Supported by NSF CAREER (DMR-0748671).


Jessica Gifford

(undergraduate; to: grad studies at ASU)
development of nanosensors for pH measurements in microfluidic channels

Supported by ONAMI/ONR.


Dustin Quandt

(undergraduate)
Dustin worked in the group during summer '08, on:
optical tweezer trapping of microscopic particles

Supported by ONR via ONAMI Nanometrology and Nanoelectronics initiative


Guy Cutting

(undergraduate)
Guy worked in the group during 2008, on:
development on imaging software for fluorescence imaging

Supported by NSF CAREER (DMR-0748671).


Thomas Gilray

(undergraduate; to: grad studies at U of Utah)
Tom worked in the group during summer '08:
web-based tutorial on photorefractive materials and devices

Supported by NSF CAREER (DMR-0748671).


Jonathan Day

(graduate student; to: high-school teaching)
Jonathan graduated with Ph.D. (2008)
“On the photoresponse of several novel functionalized oligoacene and anthradithiophene derivatives.”

Supported by ONR via ONAMI Nanometrology and Nanoelectronics initiative, and PRF.


Sam Peterson

(undergraduate; to: grad studies at OSU)
Sam worked in the group during 2006-2007, on:
a home-built autocorrelator and FROG for measurements of ultrashort pulse shape and for testing and calibration of a home-built pulse compressor.

Mark Mazurier

(undergraduate)
Mark graduated with thesis:
(B.Sc. in 2007)
Photophysics of organic semiconductors.”

Joseph Peterson

(undergraduate; to: grad studies at New Mexico State U)
Joe graduated with thesis:
(B.Sc. in 2006)
Autocorrelator for femtosecond pulse characterization.”

Currently, Joe is a graduate student in physics at New Mexico State U.


Zack Peterson

(undergraduate; to: grad studies at OSU)
Zack graduated with thesis:
(B.Sc. in 2006)
Optical and electronic properties of conductive polymers doped with nanoparticles.”

Zack completed his M.Sc. in economics at Oregon State U.